Tea Tips



The World of Formosa Teas

Many people in Canada are unaware that some of the world’s finest teas are grown in Taiwan, formerly know as “Formosa” (Beautiful Island), the name Portuguese explorers gave to the island. Taiwan enjoys an excellent climate for growing tea. Summers are very humid, but not overly hot, and winter temperatures rarely drop below 10C. Taiwan…


The Tea Plant

It’s hard to believe, but all teas come from essentially the same plant, an evergreen of the Camellia family that is native to China, Tibet and northern India. There are three major varieties of the tea plant: Camellia Sinensis – a small leaf variety that thrives in the cool, high mountains of central China and Japan Camellia…